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SAM HOUSTON STATE UNIVERSITY
HUNTSVILLE, TX



Background

Saifee Signs was contacted by Pepper Lawson Construction, Houston to bid on a large acrylic logo and a lifesize silhoutte of Sam Houston for the interior lobby of this SHSU Residence. The project manager was looking for a sign company that can produce the entire logo and Sam Houston's silhouette in one piece without any seams.

At the same time, the project manager was not happy with the sign vendors he had worked in the past on other projects. He was looking for a dependable sign company that could deliver the project on-time and would'nt hold him hostage once the project was awarded.

Solution

We understood the project manager's concern and worked with Pepper Lawson Construction and Kirksey to meet the project's timeline. Many details were missing in the initial drawings like the exact sign types, installation heights, materials, thicknesses, finishes, quantities etc. that we identified and resolved with the clients to make sure that the project was not on hold due to missing information. In the end, we also worked some extra hours and some late shifts to make sure the project was completed in time. The end result was a beautiful sign product as you can see in the pictures.

Client
Sam Houston State University, Huntsville - TX

Construction Manager
Pepper Lawson Construction

Designer
Kirksey

Fabricator
Saifee Signs & Graphics

Scope

- Engineering
Estimation
- Project Management
- M
anufacturing & Installation


 

8: Case Study

The Ensemble Theatre Signage



Background

The Ensemble Theatre is one of Houston's finest historical cultural institutions. In early 2016, the organization realized that despite the growth in communities all around midtown, their membership was not benefiting from that growth. At that point the Ensemble's board and staff realized they had to advertise their services to attract bigger audiences.

Research showed that updating the signage was the most cost effective solution for the theater so visitors to the Midtown Houston Cultural District were able to locate the building with ease in the midst of all the surrounding development in the district. In response, The Ensemble Theatre applied for grants and received $100K from various art foundations including the Texas Commission on the Arts and the Arts Respond Cultural District Project.

Solution

Once the funds were in, The Ensemble Theatre started looking for a skilled creative partner that could both design and build the signage for them. After looking at design proposals from architectural design and sign companies in Houston, they chose Saifee Signs & Graphics as their partner based on the creativity of their design solution and close coordination with the City of Houston and the members of the Theatre Board to deliver their dream project.

The Saifee Signs team assembled a plan to upgrade the dated signage, along with adding new lighted signs for improved night identification and changing the surface paint color for added contrast to the signs. The signs were manufactured & installed on time and on budget.

After this revitalization project was completed in August 2016, The Ensemble Theatre has seen a marked enthusiasm amongst their regular theatre patrons as well as a growing interest from neighboring cultural institutions and new communities around them. The Theatre is now well identified from all sides and can't be missed by anyone passing by at day or night.

 

Client
The Ensemble Theatre - Houston, TX

Designer / Fabricator
Saifee Signs & Graphics

Scope
- Design
- Value Engineering
- Project Management
- Manufacturing & Installation